24 May 2018

The rehabilitation of Marawi, one year after deadly siege

“Marawi was besieged on May 23, 2017 by hundreds of local and foreign militia waving black IS flags. The Philippine government imposed martial law, and a five-month battle between troops and militants ensued, flattening large parts of the city.  The conflict displaced more than 200,000 civilians. Forty-seven civilians were killed in

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24 May 2018

200,000 euro sent from Belgium to jihadi

“According to figures from the Federal Police Anti-Laundering Cell around 200,000 euro has been sent by people in Belgium to Belgian Jihadi fighting in Syria and Iraq. The figures appear in an article in Wednesday edition of the financial daily ‘De Tijd’.” Source: 200,000 euro sent from Belgium to jihadi

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24 May 2018

4 killed in shootout with extremists in Burkina Faso capital

“A Burkina Faso official says three extremists and one member of the security forces have been killed during an effort to dismantle an Islamic extremist group’s operation in the outskirts of the capital.” Source: 4 killed in shootout with extremists in Burkina Faso capital | News24

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22 May 2018

Russia prepares for World Cup drone attacks

“Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack.” Source: Russia prepares for World Cup drone attacks | Sport24

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21 May 2018

Gruesome Jihadi Content Still Flourishes on Facebook and Google+

“Facebook announced this week that algorithms catch 99.5 percent of the terrorism-related content it deletes before a single user reports it. Thanks to steadily advancing AI tools, that’s an improvement from last year, when that figure hovered around 97 percent. But promising as those developments may be, a new report

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21 May 2018

New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive – and busy with a chilling new mission

“His self-declared caliphate was in ruins when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi summoned some of his top aides to a meeting in eastern Syria last year. The ISIS’ capital in Iraq had already fallen, and its Syrian headquarters was under siege. Yet, the terrorist leader had something else on his mind: school

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21 May 2018

Three Dead In Chechnya Church Attack, Police Kill Attackers

“Russia police shot dead four gunmen who attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim Russian republic of Chechnya. Russia’s Investigative Committee said in a statement that two police officers were killed and another two wounded in the May 19 clash that also left one churchgoer dead and another

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21 May 2018

At least four killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing

“At least four people were killed in northeast Nigeria on Thursday in a suicide blast at an open-air mosque, militia and refugee camp officials told AFP.” Source: At least four killed in NE Nigeria suicide bombing | News24

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21 May 2018

French government says it foiled suspected terror attack

“France said on Friday it had thwarted a possible ricin attack after intercepting messages on the secure social media platform Telegram and a source in the Paris prosecutor’s office said an Egyptian-born student was in police custody. Police raided the student’s residence in the capital’s densely populated 18th arrondissement on

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18 May 2018

Is Telegram Secure? French Terror Arrest Raises New Questions

“Paris police have charged a French suspect with planning a terror attack, citing messages sent with the secure-messaging Telegram app. ‘We were able to detect them, detect this attack plan and were able to arrest them,’ French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told BFM TV. He said two suspects were ‘preparing to commit

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